Wellens' syndrome or inverted U-waves?

Mohammad Reza Movahed

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This report describes an example of a patient with chest pain and classic electrocardiographic changes consistent with ischemia in the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) territory. This electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormality is known as Wellens' syndrome. However, the same abnormality is also described as inverted U-waves. The significance of this abnormality and the controversy of describing this syndrome is reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-134
Number of pages2
JournalClinical cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrocardiogram
  • Inverted U-wave
  • Left anterior descending artery ischemia
  • Left anterior descending ischemia
  • Wellens' syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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